Kenneth C. Sathre, 58 passed away November 2, 2018 at his home in West Fargo, ND. Kenneth was born in Bismarck, ND on September 30, 1960 to Oscar and Ellen Sathre. Kenneth grew up on the family farm near Tuttle, ND where he loved the outdoors, animals, especially “tippy” the farm dog and music. At age 10 he moved to Fargo during the school year to live with his Aunt Gladys Sannes so he could attend Woodrow Wilson School. He later lived at Friendship Village, eventually moving to Fraser. HE was part of the Employment Training Center for many years and later the Vocational Training Center where he had many friends. Kenneth enjoyed people and loved to make them laugh. He found great joy in fishing with friends, Special Olympics, music, Red Willow Bible Camp, singing “Amazing Grace” and hanging out with his many friends. Kenneth is survived by his sister, Brenda Kaeding, Forest Lake, MN; nephews, Michael (Alyssa) Kaeding, Forest Lake, MN; and Lucas Kaeding, Glendale, CA and great-niece Claire Kaeding, and many loving cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Ellen Sathre, special aunt and uncle, Gladys Sannes and Lloyd Sathre. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Fraser Ltd., Fargo, ND. There will be a Celebration of Life Service at 10AM Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Community Baptist Church in Fargo with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. A private burial will be at a later date at the Tuttle Cemetery, Tuttle, ND.

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  1. Once he saw through a glass darkly, now he sees the risen Lord. Once he fought through tests and trials, now he stands in faith’s reward. Once they had but partial knowledge, now he knows as they are known. Once he walked a pilgrim’s journey, now his feet are safely home.

    Kenneth touched many and I know how much he will be missed. He did love to make people laugh. Praying for all of you with big holes left in your hearts today from Kenneth’s passing.

    May God’s arms just surround you with all of the good memories and times with Kenneth. With all of our love and prayers.

  2. Kenny put a smile on a lot of people’s faces.. Kenny was a ray of sunshine to many! Rest in peace!! Soar with the angels!!

  3. I’m very sorry to hear of his loss! I work at vtc as a client and I didn’t know him really but he seems like a good guy. My deepest condolences.

  4. I will miss you, Kenneth! I used to spend a lot of time with Grandma Gladys, and you would be over there a lot of those times as well. Gladys would play the piano while you sang “Amazing Grace”. There was always a point in the visit when you would ask for ice-cream. You always remembered my name, no longer how long it had been, and ask me “Are you married?”. Hope you are having fun in Heaven with Tippy! Love you, Kenneth!

  5. Brenda, what I remember about Kenneth is him singing Amazing Grace in my back yard, with me and my dad in the swing. He always asked me where Jeff was! And if I hadnt seen him in years, he’d still ask where Jeff was! So thankful you are in your heavenly home, healthy and whole. Love you❤️

  6. I remember my visits with Ken at Friendship Village like they were yesterday. We talked about your farm, your parents and you. It was a very special connection and I was always so happy to see him and I hope, he was as excited to see me. Those were such good years! I smile when I think of the times we spent playing ball, cooking st NDSU, bowling and visiting…he has a special place in my heart. ❤️

  7. Kenneth will be truly missed! It was always a delight to see him when I’d visit back home in Fargo! He so appreciated everything! I remember him and Mom (Gladys) singing hymns and Christmas carols around the piano – especially Amazing Grace! He would always make us smile! I treasure all the memories I have of him!
    I will miss our visits here on earth, but am so thankful to know Kenneth is Home with the LORD! Gone are any limitations he had here! And once again he is singing Amazing Grace with Gladys and other loved ones who have gone on before! Thank You, LORD, for Kenneth! And Thank You, LORD, for Your Amazing Grace!!

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